Structure and organization

SIAE is the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers and, as such, it is managed by the Governing Bodies appointed and elected by its members.
The internal organization is coordinated by the Director General, with the task of directing, coordinating and organizing the executive and non-executive staff of the Society.
Besides its Headquarters, SIAE also has 10 regional offices, 28 local offices and 426 agents located all over the national territory.

Governing Bodies
The tasks and composition of SIAE’s Governing Bodies are regulated by the Society’s Statute. The Governing Bodies of the Society are: the Assembly, the Supervisory Board, the Management Board and the Board of Auditors.

The General Assembly
The General Assembly is convened by the Supervisory Board annually. Among its primary functions, the General Assembly is in charge of appointing the members of the Supervisory Board as well as drafting SIAE’s guidelines within the time allowed by the Articles of Association.

The Chairman of the Management Board
The Chairman of SIAE’s Management Board is the legal representative of the Society; the Chairman convenes and presides the Assembly and the Management Board.

The Management Board
The Management Board dictates the Society’s governance and controls its carrying out by the Director General; it decides the policies to be adopted for pursuing the interests and the institutional goals of the Society; as well, it approves the distribution criteria of the royalties and the size of fees for the use of the works included in each section.

The Chairman of the Superisory Body
The Chairman of the Supervisory Body is appointed among the Directors elected by the Assembly; he convenes and presides the Supervisory Board itself.

The Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board decides upon the industrial and strategic plans of the Society drawn up by the Management Board, it decides on any possible modfications of the Statute and approves the budget and the managemet report submitted by the Management Board.

Advisory Commissions
Within the Supervisory Board, five advisory Commissions are appointed: the Music Commission, the Opera Commission, the OLAF Commission, the Cinema Commission and the DOR Commission. They give their mandatory but not binding opinion to the Management Board on the criteria for the distribution of royalties of and on the fees for the use of the repertoires assigned to them.

The Board of Auditors
The Board of Auditors is responsible for the financial control of the Society, according to what provided by the Civil Code (Art. 2403 bis and the following).


The Governing Bodies

The Supervisory Board
The Society has adopted an Organization and Management Model suitable for preventing crimes, according to the Legislative Decree nr. 231 of 2001. To such an end, SIAE has established a Control Body provided with autonomous implementation and control powers over the carrying out of what provided by the Model.

Gaetano BlandiniGeneral Manager

Born in Rome on 13 March 1962, Gaetano Blandini graduated in Political Science at the University in Rome.

In 1982 he started his career in the Public Administration, holding different different positions, among which Auditor by the Regio Theatre inTurin and the Foundation Emilia Romagna Teatro.

In 2002 he was appointed second-tier Executive of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and he was given the office of Executive Inspector. He was then appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Cinecittà Holding SpA. He collaborated at the drafting of the statute of the Italian Theatre Body ETI, the reform of the opera symphonic foundations, the new law for cinema and the decrees for the FUS (Unique Show Business Fund).

In 2004 he was appointed General Manager for Cinema by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and has been many times confirmed in this position.

Since 15 December 15 2009 he has been Director General of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers.

The General Assembly is convened by the Supervisory Board annually. Among its primary functions, the General Assembly is in charge of appointing the members of the Supervisory Board as well as drafting SIAE’s guidelines within the time allowed by the Articles of Association.





Valeriano Chiaravalle
Vittorio Costa (Vice Presid.)
Luigi Lopez
Cristiano Minellono (Presid.)
Paola Zukar



Alessandro Angrisano
Dino Bernarda
Massimo Benini
Anna Galletti
Gianfranco Borgatti




Mariangela Barbanente (Vice Presid.)
Agostino Clemente
Michele Conforti
Marina D’Aversa
Carlo Mazzotta (Presid.)
Alessandro Occhipinti



Angelo Barbagallo




Valentina Amurri
Roberto Cavosi (Presid.)
Riccardo Di Stefano
Giovanna Flora
Alessandro Meazza
Stefano Sarcinelli



Gianmario Longoni
Paola Perilli




Giorgio Battistelli
Luciano Mattia Cannito (Vice Presid.)
Pasquale Corrado


Laura Moro
Piero Giancarlo Ostali  (Presid.)
Alessandro Savasta




Mariagiulia Castagnone
Eleonora Mazzoni
Marco Enea Vigevani (Vice Presid.)


Laura Casonato
Giovanni Ulrico Hoepli (Presid.)
Cristina Foschini

Roberto Alessandrini

Full members
Oliviero Eric Cimaz
Mario Serpone

Substitute members
Paolo Beretta Zanoni
Palma Mantaci

Maurizio Mandel

D.A.Private Copy Executive Procedures
Alessandra Amendola

D.A.Anti-piracy Agreement Licences
Maria Piera Saija

Domenico Luca Scordino

Matteo Fedeli

Agreements with users
Roberta Luise

Usages and Distribution
Nicola Migliardi

Fabrizio Zavagli

Musical Technician
Michele Gioia

Customer Care
Giulia Giannella

Sergio Maria Fasano

Valeria Foresi

Raffaella Celentano

Andrea Marzulli


Sergio Maria Fasano

Radio and TV Broadcasting
Maria Cristina d'Harmant

Phonovideographic Market and Anti-piracy
Daniela Amodeo

Katarzyna Koprowicz


Pietro Ietto

Territorial Coordination
Lorenzo Argentieri

Inspection Coordination
Arturo Ciasullo

Debt Collection
Maria Paola Paolucci

Office in Bari (Apulia and Basilicata)
Office in Bologna (Emilia Romagna and Marche)
Office in Cagliari (Sardinia)
Office in Florence (Tuscany)
Office in Milan (Lombardy)
Office in Naples (Campania, Calabria and Molise)
Office in Palermo (Sicily)
Office in Rome (Lazio, Abruzzi and Umbria)
Office in Turin (Piemonte, Ligury and Valle d'Aosta)
Office in Venice (Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige)

Salvatore Spampinato

Valerio Rotondo

Administration and Control
Ida Di Lizia

Purchases and Logistics
Stefania Caponetti

Fiscal Affairs
Annamaria Amato